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B’nei Menashe (Immigrants from India), Carmiel, Israel, 2007

This photograph was taken at an absorption center for new immigrants in Israel. The subjects of the photo are members of the B’nei Menashe (Children of Menashe), a small group of people from northeast India whose traditions bear similarities to Jewish practice and who believe they are descended from the ancient Israelite tribe of Menashe. They trace their …